ROBATA

4.4
601 reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
Our lunch hours are temporarily closed until further notice.

Specialising in the long-standing tradition of Japanese charcoal cooking.

Head Chef Charles Lee has worked in a number of Michelin starred restaurants during his career before arriving at ROBATA. Possessing a strong command of Asian cuisines from across the globe, Chef Lee has devised a menu which shows the diversity of the country’s food, highlighting traditional cooking techniques and contemporary flavours, along with using the best of British produce.

ROBATA meaning ‘fireside’ specialises in robata grilled charcoal cooking, a Japanese tradition that was first introduced by ancient fishermen who took boxes of hot coals with them on their boats to warm their food at they gathered their day’s catch. While the cooking method has largely stayed the same, the menu is a modern interpretation of some of Japan’s most prized dishes as well as a number of ROBATA signatures sure to please Western pal

Support ROBATA during COVID-19

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival: Tasting Menu £55pp

    £55.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Experience a delightful selection of ROBATA’s signature dishes with our most premium set menu. Guests are invited to enjoy a luxurious selection of nibbles, sushi and small plates including a choice of one main dish.

Offers

  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Mon - Thu 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 601 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Incredible service. Really lovely atmosphere. Huge portions. What’s not to love?

EK
EllieK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, delicious food, with a great selection of cocktails.

NZ
NatalliaZ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with tasty sushis. Very attentive stuff. 100% recommend.

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vipKarolicious
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food 🍱 is an absolute MUST TRY! Phenomenal! Kind and knowledgeable staff! Great ambience! Highly recommended place to visit.

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Sakura90
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food - great sushi and skewer meats. Highly recommend the cocktail ‘ume ocha’ and the sake flight selection. Considering this is in prime location, prices are fair.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service was incredible. Get the tasting menu, it’s delicious

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Fran
London
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is cool with a good vibe. Everyone loved the food and the service was spot on.

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Jimmydundas
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was superb _ signature Iberico pork was magnificent - but every dish we had was delicious. Service good too.

MI
MICHELLEC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so helpful and accommodating adapting the sushi roll for my son who then devoured 3 plates of!!
The bao buns were scrumptious and the corn cob with wasabi the best corn I have ever had.
Enjoyed all our plates and will be back
Good range of gins (need more choice of tonics e.g. mediterranean)
thank you

SM
ScottM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Decent food but way over inflated prices! Nothing that really sets it apart from other Japanese restaurants

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NiaA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was yummy but just not filling despite spending quite a bit

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robata is an amazing restaurant and I would recommend anyone to go there. The food is delicious and such variety, the vibe is really nice and the staff are great.

MS
MadeleineS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ridiculously expensive, slow service, mean portions.

RD
RichardD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Whatever they grilled the mushrooms and asparagus in was delicious!

TL
ToluL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. Really enjoyed our experience

TM
TomM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great value for the quality.

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Doronz
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food
Great coctailes
Great ambience
Had a great time

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Kazzastar
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

London Festival tasting menu was good but was very disappointed there was no black cod

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. We love he tuna sashimi and beef short rib bao bun. We were sitting outdoor and the atmosphere in the street was great.

TO
ToyinO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have ever had, great staff very helpful and friendly

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Jemma
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Loved everything!
Definitely visiting again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was all delicious! Staff were also lovely and great atmosphere!

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Caio
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Very good food but a bit pricey.
Friendly staff.
noisy.

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Chris
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, friendly service and delicious cocktails. Hot dishes were a little slow coming out and the meat skewers are pricey for what you get, but we’ll definitely be back.

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Rose
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and wine. Shared a few plates between us and was all very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is absolutely amazing! Great service and staff are very friendly and always greeted with a smile. Ambience is not great...can be a little noisy.

IC
IsabelC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved this experience! Expensive but worth the money and unbelievable food

AB
AdamB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the tasting menu. Food was excellent although it's quite a pricey option.

KS
KarenS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delicious, helpful guidance and brilliant service

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judithz
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

it's terrible and over-priced, 6 people for 407 pounds? and as a Japanese, it's not japan food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Great flavors and a variety of options. We did a variety of small plates and skewers, and all were excellent.

HJ
HJS183
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. Waitress was very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday, staff were great. Not very busy probably due to the football at Wembley

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Jmlh
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had tasting menu and one meal for gluten free! The flavours were outstanding and whilst portions may look small it was perfectly adequate.
The ‘starter’ was shared amongst all and we chose different mains! The cost of the meal was £340 ish for 5 people with bottle of wine and beers. No dessert. Probably not for everyday but for my birthday lovely.

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Jaapaa
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

I would like to let you know that the waiter who was serving on Saturday evening was extremely rude. It was unnecessary and disappointing as it put a bad vibe on the evening. The food and place otherwise is very nice.

LB
LynneB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this restaurant on previous reviews and it didn’t disappoint. Food was very tasty. Each dish has a distinct flavour. Lots to chose from. Can highly recommend it.

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Richardt
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ni would definitely recommend the tasting menu as it incorporates all their best dishes

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EmmaD
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Would definitely return

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Franky
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fab place to go for after work drinks, dinner and even a date! Carlos was our waiter for the evening and was incredible! We couldn't fault the food and had the best time! We’ll be back!

AH
AdeelH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and compliments to the chef - the food was delicious!

FAQs

ROBATA is rated 4.4 stars by 601 OpenTable diners.

ROBATA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://robata.giftpro.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.